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multiple pins in one IC socket

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mik3ca

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I built a circuit in which the DIP IC must remain in its socket for the circuit to function. Now I thought of making multiple uses of some pins on an IC by adding an external circuit to it.

At first I thought of ramming traditional wire into the socket with the IC pin but that would be tedious and probably break part of the socket.

Is there anything out there I can use that would allow me to temporarily connect wires to IC pins that are already in a socket? and no I don't want to use solder because that could wreck the IC.

The IC is a microcontroller.
 

mik3ca

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Thats an interesting invention but would such a thing be available in Canada to buy (particularly in Toronto or area)?
 

JonSea

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They used to be common as dirt. They are some on ebay, but mostly for SOICs instead of DIPs. Digikey has a number of sizes from 3M but they're not chip.
 

ClydeCrashKop

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I have used this IC socket as a piggyback in circuit programmer.


In circuit programmer.jpg
 

audioguru

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Thats an interesting invention but would such a thing be available in Canada to buy (particularly in Toronto or area)?
In the Toronto area I went to Electrosonic for many years but now they are online only. Then I went to Active Electronics and sometimes Radio Shack but now they are also gone. Today Sayal might have some of those IC clips.
 
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